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Meaning of DEMONSTRATIVE

Pronunciation:  du'mânstrutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a pronoun that points out an intended referent
  2. [adj]  given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an affectionate and demonstrative family"
  3. [adj]  serving to demonstrate
 

DEMONSTRATIVE is a 13 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: demonstrative pronoun, effusive, emotional, gushing(a), gushy, illustrative, informative, instructive
 
 Antonyms: undemonstrative
 
 See Also: pronoun, unreserved

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*mon"stra*tive\, a. [F. d['e]monstratif, L.
    demonstrativus.]
    1. Having the nature of demonstration; tending to
       demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or
       conclusively. ``Demonstrative figures.'' --Dryden.
    
             An argument necessary and demonstrative. --Hooker.
    
    2. Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or
       sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative.
    
    3. Consisting of eulogy or of invective. ``Demonstrative
       eloquence.'' --Blair.
    
    {Demonstrative pronoun} (Gram.), a pronoun distinctly
       designating that to which it refers.
    
    
  2. \De*mon"stra*tive\, n. (Gram.)
    A demonstrative pronoun; as, ``this'' and ``that'' are
    demonstratives.
    
    
 
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